Our Relationship Educators are formally trained and certified in the curriculum Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and come from a variety of backgrounds, such as licensed counselors, social workers, educators, and from community based organizations.
The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empirically-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institute of Health.
Must be 18 years of age to participate. Participants can enroll as an individual or as a couple. These services are available to all eligible persons, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or religion.
No, our workshops offer relationship education to couples and individuals as well as essential skills to promote success in the workplace while learning more about personal strengths. Our program will help you learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard and improve conflict management skills to positively impact careers and relationships. Every participant is assigned a Family Case Manager. They provide participants with information and resources as needed.
Project Harmony does not offer direct counseling services. Once enrolled in Project Harmony, your assigned Family Case Manager will provide resources upon request. These may include referrals for counseling services.
If you are participating with your partner/significant other, both of you will be placed in the same group. However, if you chose to participate in our program for individuals, we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the same group.
The MFRI offers internships to students who wish to work with children, couples and families. Internships are typically for one year, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Please contact Dr. Dalena Dillman Taylor at email@example.com if interested in applying for internships. You can also visit the Students section of the website to learn about opportunities to intern at the MFRI.
If you are interested in receiving more information about Project Harmony, please fill out the inquiry form at this link and one of our team members will be happy to contact you: http://mfri.ucf.edu/contact-us/
Some times the little things go unnoticed. We would like to offer you a challenge for the next two weeks.
✨ Week One: Actively look for moments when you appreciate your partner. This can be a mental note or written it down. Recognize how you feel when you have a good laugh together. Find 3 things each day to appreciate about you partner.
✨ Week Two: Continue the steps above-- but instead verbalize it in the moment. That can look like-- "You know, I appreciate you for having breakfast with me this morning knowing you were busy-- the time we spent together meant a lot to me." or to start easy "I appreciate you grabbing the snacks for the movie".
Remember to practice this challenge in a positive light. The key is to make sure the appreciation is genuine. The goal is for you to notice the times your partner shows you love from day to day.
This book written by The Gottman Institute is a great read for all couples no matter how far you are in your relationship journey. This book covers ways to refresh your relationship, fantastic conversation ideas, and provides prompts to stay talking and curious about one another. Try checking if your local library has this book available. Learn new and fun ways to have conversations that range in topics from money, sex, and trust. Learning something new about your partner can happen at all stages in life. 💖
This interesting article provided by Psychology Today states that there is new research that shows an association between experiences of personal growth on a given day and the passion individuals felt in their relationship. The article goes on to talk about how both partners should engage in shared and individual development that helps us grow together. For full context please read the article linked below.